Lord John Bird has called for Wales’ Well-being of Future Generations Act to be introduced in the rest of the UK.
The Big Issue founder underlined his intention to launch an all-party campaign to do just that in the UK Parliament next year when he delivered the annual Well-being of Future Generations Commissioner for Wales annual lecture at Cardiff University tonight.
Lord Bird in support of the act, which calls on all public bodies in Wales to take decisions that meet both today’s needs but do not compromise future generations’ ability to meet their own.
I was proud to host @sophiehowe for a meeting with MPs and peers yesterday: we're thinking about how to extend the prism of preventative thinking across Britain – are you in? https://t.co/Ax17uKRuMS#preventionworkspic.twitter.com/lT8hB4CLsK
— John Bird (@johnbirdswords) November 28, 2018
The legislation forces a focus on prevention, integrating decisions, policies and services, collaboration with other bodies and involving local people in decision-making.
The act came into force in 2016 and has had an impact on long-term issues like poverty, ill health, poor air quality and low-quality jobs.